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Posted: 10/19/2004 4:59:19 AM EST
My favorite is “hold what you got”.
Can mean yes, no, maybe.
WTF? Speak English.



What are some others you use to confuse us?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:00:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:02:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:03:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By hk940:
My favorite is “hold what you got”.




Never heard that one - is it like "wait one" ?

I use "turn to" and "secure from (whatever)" when I'm joking around.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:06:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:08:44 AM EST
Say again?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:12:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lightfighter:

Originally Posted By Dolomite:

Originally Posted By hk940:
My favorite is “hold what you got”.




Never heard that one - is it like "wait one" ?

I use "turn to" and "secure from (whatever)" when I'm joking around.

It means for you to not change your current position or stance. Stay where you are and don't think about doing something differently. Don't change anything.



that's what it's suppose to mean. Sometimes. if it's said in jest and will mean move anywhere and do anything other than what your doing.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:16:17 AM EST
Getting up to leave a restaurant I check the table for "no brass, no ammo"

My wife rolls her eyes.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:17:11 AM EST
Yeah - lots of those terms noone else heard of before, when I got out and went to university. I was instutionalized, like Morgan Freeman in Shawshank Redemption.

Calling someone a "rock" was a downright insult. Lost on that crowd.

If something is secured, even now, I MEAN DON'T USE THE DAMNED THING.

A horse is not someting you ride, or cut wood on.

Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:19:26 AM EST
Stand Fast, you!

Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:19:48 AM EST
Isn't "hold what you got" a line Lt. Rasczak uses on Planet Dan Tanna in Starship Troopers?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:25:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Say again?



LOL..that's one of my favorites...along with "outstanding", "wait one", and "backblast area clear", used when a fart is imminent.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:25:47 AM EST
Blue Falocn
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:29:03 AM EST
As you were!
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:29:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Isn't "hold what you got" a line Lt. Rasczak uses on Planet Dan Tanna in Starship Troopers?



So? Blaster is something from Star Wars.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:30:08 AM EST
On the phone, about to hang up, "...out."

Walking through a crowd, "...line of march," or, "...make a hole."

Somebody drops something, "Get down with it."

In various situations, "hooah."

Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:30:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By grywlf52:
Blue Falocn



Oh, that one too, definitely..either Blue Falcon or Bravo Force(We Never Sleep!)
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:31:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By grywlf52:
Blue Falocn



Remember children dont be a Blue Falcon!
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:35:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Isn't "hold what you got" a line Lt. Rasczak uses on Planet Dan Tanna in Starship Troopers?




WTF?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:37:52 AM EST
Oh, yeah;

"Stand fast for field day"

Always got them thinking they were about to enjoy something.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:39:21 AM EST
"Roger that."
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:42:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By TeuffelHunden1775:
Oh, yeah;

"Stand fast for field day"

Always got them thinking they were about to enjoy something.



LOL! And then if your'e really good, we'll have a Marching Party! Yea!
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:42:34 AM EST
When someone (usually a niece or nephew) calls my name, I answer "This is Hector_X, go ahead". Damn PRC-77. . .
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:46:43 AM EST
eight up, four down and four down is eight the fuck up...

FUBAR...

fucked up like a soup sandwich...

at ease...

backblast area clear...

military phonetics... people always ask me if I'm a pilot when I use them...

Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:50:03 AM EST
GI Party.....Clean it until it shines
Stow it......STFU
SITREP......What's going on?

Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:52:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By manghu67:
military phonetics... people always ask me if I'm a pilot when I use them...



That’s funny. i grew up using them. my dad was in the air force. now I have to listen to people try to butcher them.
Apple, bird, cat, dog, elephant…
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:59:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By manghu67:


military phonetics...




+1

The only other is calling a family campout an FTX.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:08:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Say again

your last.


Roger that.

Stand by.(Get ready)
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:18:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 6:25:43 AM EST by Palo_Duro]
"What's your status?"

"That's a negative."

Whenever you describe the location of something relative to a person, "...right about your 3 o'clock..."

I'll be there "standing tall."



Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:24:46 AM EST
Check your Six!
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:36:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 5:28:31 PM EST by M1-Matt]
Fire in the hole.

ETA: I am a civie but I use that one
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:43:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 6:46:31 AM EST by Matthew_Q]

Originally Posted By cobra-ak:
Check your Six!




Or just 'check six'

Dad was a pilot, but doesn't use much lingo..

Another one I use sometimes, more aviation than military is 'five by five'
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:46:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 7:08:17 AM EST by Zaphod]
"Roger that..."
"Aye, sir..."
"Say again?"
"No synch!" (when a cell phone goes digital on me..."
"I need to hit the head" or "Time to pump bilges"
"Moored. Shift colors." (upon stopping after a LONG drive.)
"Hoo-yah!" (Various uses, and a nod to my SEAL shipmates, of which I am definitely NOT one.)
"Overhead", "Passageway", Ladder", "Bulckhead", and "Deck". Especially "Deck".
Phonetic alphabet (ALL the time!)
"I've got the midwatch" (when working late)
"Make a hole!"
"OUTstanding!"
"Wait one" (Sometimes I'll even use "Wait. Out.")
"Negaitive" or "That's a negative"
"Affirm..." or "That's Affirmative" or "That's a firms titty!"
"Dink" for delinquent"
"Stand by"
I use "starboard", "port", "forward", "aft", etc., when describing my truck.

...And that's a NO-SHITTER!




ETA: SNAFU, TARFU, FUBAR, and BOHICA. These can even be used as verbs: "Man, he got BOHICA'd BAD!!!"
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:02:48 AM EST
"Stand in the DOOR"
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:06:30 AM EST
FOOTBALL BAT!


'say again,'
'Rgr/rgr that'
'phonetics'
'highspeed'
'Soup sammich'
'ate up'
'knucklefuck'
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:10:48 AM EST
"Negative sit rep at this time. " (Out on an ambush.)
"Fire for effect." (After adjusting the motar or artillery strike locations.)

This isn't a phrase or term but I thought is was funny during basic training. The Drill Sarge would yell at all of us in the chow line, "Move it up! Nuts to butts! Make the guy in front of you smile!"
Hell, I was ready to fight if I felt anything on my ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:13:05 AM EST
my wife likes these...I use them all the time

"check or hold?"


"DX that shit!"
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:15:23 AM EST
Tango Uniform
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:22:34 AM EST
Not exactly lingo but I use " DO IT NOW MOVE!" on my 5 year old when he isn't listening or doing what I ask. What about "By your leave." You want me to BUY what? And there is always the good old " SQUAD BAY ,TEN-HUT!" when my wife gets home.Take care.
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Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:44:47 AM EST
I still refer to tinned corned beef as 'corn dog', anything that's good is 'the dogs bollocks', talc is 'foo foo powder', anything which is extremely rare is 'rare as rocking horse shit' and a seagull wil always be a 'shitehawk'…

Andy
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:50:09 AM EST
When I poop I still say, "Time to lock out a team of SEALS!".
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 8:02:37 AM EST
Check or Hold.
When my son (6 years old) and I are out and about or watching TV and we see a hottie, I merely have to say, "Check or Hold" If he thinks she is hot, its a check. If not so much, I get a, "hold!"
Its pretty funny because the girls have no idea whats going on.

Also Check Red and he echos Check Green. Its from Dive Schoo.

Headspace and timing if something (or someone) is screwed up.

IE you need to check your headspace and timing.

Time to leave? Break contact.

Hot chicks (multiple) contact left/right

Cease Fire (shut up)

Dress right dress. To square an area away (you need to dress right dress that shit!)

Never realized how much I use this stuff outside the military till you bozos brought it up.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 8:04:05 AM EST
"Blue on Blue"

"Saved rounds?"

Link Posted: 10/19/2004 8:09:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 8:10:53 AM EST by Sukebe]
High and to the right. As in, "You're high and to the right" meaning, way fucking wrong
or
As in, "He went high and to the right" meaning seriously pissed off.

Obviously originated on the rifle range "High and to the right" - missed the bullseye - Off the paper.

Popular in the USMC.

Also, "Police the area", meaning clean this shit up.

"Get your shit in one bag" meaning un-fuck yourself with a quickness or "He's got, I/we have his/our shit in one bag". Meaning you are a good worker, good trooper. Refers to one who deploys with all his gear in one Seabag. Traveling light is a good thing in the USMC.

Locked on. As in , "You're locked on, He's, I/we is /are locked on" meaning you are doing right or headed in the right direction. Refers to being locked on target.

Squared away, as in "He's squared away" meaning he's locked on or has his shit in one bag, a good trooper, etc. Refers everything being in it's place and to your area of responsiblity being inspection ready (a good thing in the USMC)
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 8:11:17 AM EST
This thread is ate up like a soup sandwich.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 8:16:08 AM EST
I'm not ex-mil, but I use 'lock and load' when putting the baby in his car seat.
I know I'm loading and locking (the seatbelt), but lock and load sounds so much better.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 8:18:42 AM EST
Damm I catch myself using a whole lot of those and more. Being in the military and a volunteer firefighter I sometimes use military radio terms on the fire radio.. a few get it.

Don't forget "deadlined"
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 8:19:01 AM EST
How about "At Ease, people" or the "troops"

Calling rotten people BFs

"Belay that"
"Scuttlebutt"
"Gedunk"

Flush twice, its a long way to the galley
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 8:26:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By hk940:

Originally Posted By manghu67:
military phonetics... people always ask me if I'm a pilot when I use them...



That’s funny. i grew up using them. my dad was in the air force. now I have to listen to people try to butcher them.
Apple, bird, cat, dog, elephant…



Knowledge ... Pneumonia
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 8:28:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
Damm I catch myself using a whole lot of those and more. Being in the military and a volunteer firefighter I sometimes use military radio terms on the fire radio.. a few get it.

Don't forget "deadlined"



Unfortunately, with this story of the 'mutinous' platoon, the media has jumped on 'deadlined' with a venegence. Hell, half our vehicles in the 102nd (2ID) motor pool were deadlined with class 3 leaks back in the late 80s early 90s. Didn't mean squat.
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